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The Town Talk

Kenneth City's Official Newsletter

April 2022


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Town Hall News:

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New Chief of Police Appointed

On Wednesday, March 9th, Mike Vieno was sworn in as our new Chief of Police. Vieno has served in the Town of Kenneth City's Police Department since October of 2001.

The Chief's family and Town residents were there to celebrate his promotion and continued dedication to the Town.

Kenneth City: Parks and Recreation

We would like to highlight one of the Town's most popular community spaces, James P. Ernst Park. Ernst Park was recently renovated in 2018 and rededicated to James P. Ernst, Kenneth City Chief of Police from 1999-2007. This community park is the Town’s largest and houses a shaded playground for children of all ages, an adult fitness zone, a dog park, tennis court, basketball court, shuffleboard court, cornhole boards, table tennis, filtered water fountains and a Splash Pad.

Visitors can rent the pavilions and spend the day enjoying these amenities. Residents who are interested in taking advantage of our recreational amenities are welcome to check out equipment such as Shuffle Board (tang and biscuits), Aerobic Frisbee, Wiffle Ball, Ladderball, Table Tennis sets and Cornhole bags. For more information about checking out the recreational equipment or renting a pavilion, please contact the Administrative Assistant at Town Hall at adminasst@kennethcityfl.org. You can also call for more information. 727-498-8948



James P. Ernst Park

4600 58th Street N

Kenneth City, FL 33709

The Splash Pad is back on for the season and is ready for our youngest residents to enjoy! Please remember the water activation pad requires but a gentle touch.

No stomping needed.

The Splash Pad is open daily

9 AM - 8 PM

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Town Manager Cavalli graduates from the Pinellas Sherriff's Academy

Town Manager Pete Cavalli graduated form the Sherriff's Citizen's Academy on March 10,2022. He is proud to be another member of the list of Alumni. Councilmember Roberts is also an Alumni of this prestigious group of graduates.

The Sheriff's Citizens Academy (SCA) is an 10-week program for Pinellas County residents that offers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the 15th largest Sheriff's Office in the country. Classes are held on Tuesday or Thursday nights from 6:00PM until approximately 9:00PM depending on the subject matter. The program is completely free of charge and includes a meal each class night.

Participants have the opportunity to:

  • Meet Sheriff Bob Gualtieri
  • Go behind the scenes of Patrol Operations
  • Learn the same defensive tactics taught to Pinellas County Deputies
  • Experience the Titanium Training System and decide whether to shoot or not shoot
  • See the latest in Forensics and Biometric technology
  • Train to shoot the same handguns our deputies do with your own firearms instructor
  • Check out Special Operations including the K-9 unit, SWAT team, Marine unit, and Flight unit
  • Climb behind the wheel of police cruiser to learn police driving techniques
  • Take a peek inside Investigative Operations
  • Find out what it takes to keep five Pinellas County courthouses secure
  • Tour the Pinellas County Jail - the 28th largest jail system in the country


Council Member Barbara Roberts and Town resident Paul Ashe participate in Sheriff's Academy


Earth Day 2022

The Town of Kenneth City has renewed its partnership with Keep Pinellas Beautiful. Please click on their logo for their April calendar of events. Celebrate Earth Day by participating in a Clean-Up.

We can all keep Kenneth City Beautiful by placing garbage and recyclable materials in the appropriate receptacles. If you observe illegal littering or dumping in your neighborhood, please report it to the Keep Pinellas Beautiful Litter Hotline at 727-210-GONE (4663). Locations must be on the public right of way and not on private property. Please leave your name, number, location and type of illegal dumping.

Save the Date:

Upcoming Town Council

Meetings & Events

April 13th, 6:30 pm •Town Council Meeting

Council Meetings and Workshops are located at

4600 58th Street North, Kenneth City, FL 33709

Town Council Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month

Please contact Town Hall at 727-498-8948 if you need any assistance

related to Americas with Disabilities Act (ADA) and inclusion.

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The Town of Kenneth City would like to invite you and

your family to join us at our next:

Movies in the Park

Friday April 15, 2022

7:30pm to 9pm

Ernst Park

4600 58th Street North,

Kenneth City FL. 33709

Free drinks and snacks & Easter Basket Raffles!

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Kenneth City Town Hall 

6000 54th Avenue North 

Kenneth City, FL 33709

(727) 498-8948

Police Department & Community Hall

4600 58th Street North 

Kenneth City, FL 33709


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